I was recently reading an article from Time magazine about Zinc being used in 3rd world countries to fight childhood diarrhea which is a very serious cause of death in these countries. This got me to thinking that perhaps Zinc could be useful for people dealing with Irritable Bowel Syndrome diarrhea.
Zinc is an essential metal the body needs to function. Not only could Zinc help with irritable bowel syndrome diarrhea, but it could also help other bodily functions & your immune system. I used to take Zinc quite a bit as a child because my mom wanted me to & we were able to get through a winter season without getting sick. Zinc can be hard on your stomach, so it’s important to take a supplement with food or get a multivitamin that includes it in the mix. Probably a good idea to take all your vitamins with food.
I’d suggest trying out Nature’s Way Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc complex or Nature’s Way Alive Multivitamin. Note that Calcium can also help with chronic diarrhea as well.
Hopefully these guys will help you out in reducing whatever chronic diarrhea you’re experiencing.
i think Zinc could help in situations of Diarrhea but could result to constipation. i havent tried it though as i am a hybrid of IBS-D and IBS-C :)
My system likes to alternate on me too, though as of late I’ve been leaning more towards being constipated. I’d really only recommend it if a person really did have chronic D.
atleast if you are constipated you will not of malnourishment. Its when you are akin to a runny facuet is when your life is in danger. When the hole is clogged the boat doesnt sink.
That is one way of putting it. Though constipation can cause many unwanted side effects like bloating and nausea.
I was taking Cold Eeze for a cold, and noticed that during that time I had no flare ups of my IBS. Since Cold Eeze is a large dose of Zinc, I made the connection and started taking a Zinc/Calcium/Magnesium supplement a week ago and have had no flare ups since. This has been an amazing development for me.